Today we have a big treat for you all. The very sweet Emily from Popsofpaper.blogstpot.com is here to share three clean and simple card ideas using just one of our stamp sets! She will be using the popular “Let Love Grow” stamp and die sets and we just know you are going to adore her cards!
Thanks for sharing with our readers, Emily!
One Stamp Set; Three Clean & Simple Card Designs
Hello Friends! My name is Emily @popsofpaper and today I’m sharing three cards using only one stamp set. When Taniesa asked me if I could use one Trinity Stamp to create three CAS style cards…I was super excited for the challenge. Who doesn’t love to get the most out of their stamp sets! To create the projects I used the Let Love Grow Stamp and Coordinating Dies and for additional pop Rock Candy & Fruity Pebbles Confetti.
The first card uses my favorite card shape; a circle that fits perfectly in a 5.75 square envelope. I stamped the beautiful & largest image from the Let Love Grow set several times; masking as I stamped. I colored the images using several Copics from the BG, YG, V, W and N families. The best thing about the coordinating die set is that the large script words have dies! I die cut & stamped the Let Love Grow sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) Ink. This was my first time using this Ink and let me tell you it is the best black ink for sentiments; it leaves a crisp, bright impression every time. Just note that you can’t use it with Copics but it works great with watercolors. Here are few photos of the final card and some close-ups of the die cut sentiments and images.
On the second card, I challenged myself to only use the smaller images from the set. I had to use the “I’m a Succa for You” sentiment for an upcoming Anniversary; this sentiment just cracks me up. Here are some fun tidbits about this card: 1) To create the square around the sentiment; I used post-it note tape as a mask, stamped the images at the corners and then free-hand sketched the square. 2) A few of the images are stamped on vellum, silver embossed, colored with Copics and then adhered to a white die cut shape for a little pop. 3) All of the Copic coloring are little, tiny dots of color.
On the third card, I kept with the corner stamping, silver embossing and copic coloring theme and created a Birthday card. The Happy Birthday sentiment is the best size for both vertical and horizontal cards and I love the script and boldness that it brings to a design.
Because I couldn’t stop with just three ideas…as a bonus project, my daughter and I decided to test run the VersaMark Clair Ink with watercolors. Since it is school supply season, we used her new Crayola watercolors and I have admit we were pretty happy with the result….also included lots of Fruity Pebbles Confetti.
So there you have it. Three CAS cards +bonus cards using only one Stamp Set!
Big Paper Hugs!